Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Last year we had our grassy lawn removed and planted drought tolerant plants instead. It is filling in really well and uses a fraction of the water the old lawn used. Living in drought stricken California, it feels good knowing we are using a lot less water.
Monday, June 1, 2015
I am starting a new series of paintings in oils on canvas of farm animals all painted in black and white. Just finished the first one, a friendly and gentle looking hereford cow. This "Beautiful Bessie" is now available in my Etsy shop. This limited edition 30 X 40 inch gallery wrapped canvas print comes ready to hang. The image wraps around the sides of the 1.25 inch deep wooden frame, adding dimension and interest from any viewing angle. The canvas has a protective coating with UV light protection to prevent fading and cracking. Orders ship via Fed Ex ground in 3 to 5 business days, usually sooner. Click here for the link. Next up, some chickens, horses and pigs!
Monday, April 20, 2015
Carson Home Accents has produced my butterfly design on a garden flag. You can find it in various stores across the country as well as online. If you would like to purchase it online, you can do so here.
Friday, March 20, 2015
My newest greeting cards for Great Arrow Graphics are now for sale. They are beautifully made and hand silkscreened in Buffalo NY. You can find them at stores across the country as well as in the Great Arrow online store. Check it out here.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
My peacock design is now available as a garden flag from Carson Home Accents. You can find it on Amazon here as well as at other retailers across the country and online.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
I sit too much all day doing design and illustration, so I recently bought a stand up desk from Varidesk and really love it! It is really easy to move up and down and has multiple positions for good ergonomics. Now I can groove to music while I work.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
I created four fabric collections last year and just recently received samples of the first collection, Poulets de Provence. I really enjoyed creating this French Country inspired collection. There are 15 different fabrics in the collection and it is currently available online and in fabric stores. One online store where you can find it is fabric.com. You can see them here
Monday, October 20, 2014
Hard to believe it is already that time of year! I saw my newest collection of Halloween party ware with CR Gibson at Marshall's over the weekend. It is also available at TJ Maxx and Home Goods.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
My Radiant Hearts Valentine Collection is now available on paper party ware. Unique Industries has done a great job with all of the products and it really looks bold and fresh. The product collection includes plates, napkins, cups, table covers, treat bags and balloons. It is for sale in the USA as well as the UK for 2014. Here is a link to an online retailer if you are interested:
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
My Christmas owls are now featured on a range of giftware and tabletop products from Transpac Imports. The collection includes ceramics such as mugs, pitchers, votive candle holders, salt and pepper shakers, etc. There are also some fused glass pieces, metal garden stakes and fabric plush pillows. Seeing my 2 dimensional designs transformed to 3 dimensional product is always such a rewarding feeling!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
This music themed animal puzzle is now available. It is produced by Ravensberger, a name synonymous with quality puzzles. Their distribution is impressive, so it should be widely available. I believe it will be selling in Barnes and Noble stores soon if not already.
Friday, April 26, 2013
This arrived via the UPS guy the other day. My transportation themed painting is now on puzzles! Ravensberger makes beautiful puzzles, so I am happy to be working with them. I have another design debuting with them as well and will post it next week.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
My Tropical Hibiscus design is now available on phone cases with Red Dirt Shop. With every case ordered, $5.00 goes to helping to provide clean, fresh water for those who do not have it. Every 5 phone covers sold provide clean water for life for one individual. It's a great cause! You can find my design here. Check it out!
Monday, February 25, 2013
Great Arrow Graphics in Buffalo, NY print beautiful greeting cards. Each one is hand silkscreened and their quality is amazing. They recently licensed three of my designs and the samples arrived last week. They look terrific, as always! You can buy them online here along with more of my designs, or look for them in your local greeting card store.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Thanks to Henry Glass Fabrics, my turkey is now strutting around on fabric. If I remember correctly, it is available at your local Hancock Fabrics store this fall. It is always so gratifying to see my designs on printed fabric! Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 9, 2012
On our recent trip to Lake Tahoe, we found a great little boutique hotel when browsing Kayak and it ended up being super stylish and cool. The staff at Basecamp were really helpful and the place had everything we needed for a great weekend. One thing I particularly loved in our room was the clever drawing of the lake that was printed on a canvas tarp that was then hung on the wall behind the bed as a headboard. The pops of orange used on the lamps and furniture were a nice change from the usual boring finishes at other hotels. The place is modern, but the furnishings and artwork really add warmth and charm to this gem of a hotel. Check it out if you are heading to Tahoe!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
We had a nice little get away this past weekend in Lake Tahoe. We got lucky with the weather. It was sunny and warm (in the upper 50's to low 60's in the daytime). The aspen tress were past their prime, but there was still plenty of color to satisfy our hunger for some fall color. We had never driven around Fallen Leaf Lake before, and it did not disappoint. It is a gorgeous drive and there is a hike to another small lake when you get to the end of the road. Living in the Bay Area, the quiet was amazing and the fresh scent of pine trees was just what we needed. If you are heading to Tahoe, I highly recommend Basecamp Hotel for lodging. I will do a separate post all about Basecamp, just because it deserves some separate blog love. All in all, fall is a great time in Lake Tahoe if the snow holds off and you can get in some hikes. The big summer crowds are gone and you get a more relaxed version of Tahoe and it is pretty terrific!